Frequently Asked Questions

What are the regular school day hours?
The regular school hours are from 8:40 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

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What are the early release day hours?
The early release day hours are 8:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Lunch is served beginning at 10:50 a.m through 12:00 p.m.

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How does the breakfast program work?
Students eat breakfast in their classrooms from 8:40 - 8:50 am. Classroom instruction starts at 9:00. Students arriving at school after 8:50 am will not be served breakfast.

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How much does a regular lunch cost?
Regular lunch costs $2.50 and reduced lunch is $.40. Milk is $.60.

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What is the computerized cash register system and how do I pay for my child's lunch?
The computerized cash register system is a way for students to purchase lunch without having to carry money. Each student recieves a PIN number and parents make deposit into the account. Each time their child buys lunch the amount is subtracted from the account. When the student's account gets low a letter is sent home to remind the parents to send in money for their child's lunch account. Any left over money in the account is available for the next school year and can be transferred to another MCPS school. Prepayment to student accounts is made by filling out a prepayment form which are available from the school office or on the MCPS website. Please contact the school for information.

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What is on the school lunch menu?
Click here to view the monthly calendar. 

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Where can parents pick up their child daily at dismissal time?
If you are picking up your child by car, please pick up your child at dismissal time in the back of the parking lot by the kindergarten hall and school based health center. Students will line up in that area to be picked up.  Students and parents are issued corresponding numbers. Students will be called by number to be dismissed to go to their cars.  Please help the line move quickly and efficiently by waiting in your car for your child.

All kindergarten, first and second grade walkers leave from the left side door at the front of the building. Third through fifth grade walkers leave from the main front door. For parents who park in the parking lot next to the school, their child will be dismissed with the walkers so they should meet them at the corresponding door. Parents should discuss with their child where they will meet them.  Parents may NOT park in the car rider lane.

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How can parenrts pick up their child before school is dismissed?
If you need to pick up your child during the school day, parents should send in a note to the child's teacher prior to picking them up, or parents can call the school in the morning. Parents should come to the office and sign their child out.  The office will call into the classroom and students will walk down and meet their parent in the office.

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How can parents visit their child's classroom during the school day?
If a parent would like to visit their child's classroom, parents should contact their child's teacher to determine the best time to come in. On the day of the visit, parents must report to the office to sign in and receive a guest pass.
 

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Where can I find the MCPS school calendar for the current school year?
Click here to view the 2010-2011 school year calendar. 

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